Jason Russell explains how the GOP can wrest the presidency from Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton even if the former is the nominee. Just crazy enough that it could work! Not sure the public would go along with it, though.

The Friedman Foundation takes issue with an Indiana Journal Gazette article that unquestionably cites Diane Ravitch on the subject of vouchers.

Walter White made meth out of an RV in the desert. Some dude in Albuquerque sold heroin out of a port-a-potty in an adult video parking lot.

If you’re looking to escape Trump’s America, here are some options.

Batman was “created by Bob Kane,” but… really wasn’t.
Teachers informing on students who express anti-government attitudes? This is going to turn out well.

A theory that the end is high for the Higher Ed Bubble. The argument makes sense, and I can see some colleges being in danger, but I’ve been reading these predictions for a decade now.

Oh, this is nice: In addition to the other concerns I have about unnecessarily splitting up families, I have for-profit foster care to worry about.

The world isn’t all bad! A man and his penguin.

While liberals and anti-Trumpers pat themselves on the back for not being as authoritarian and scientifically inferior to Trumpers, it may be that the cause and correllation between personality and politics may not be what we think it is.

Ghost in the Shell turns 20. The meta of it all was really kind of lost on me, but holy crap it was gorgeous then and is gorgeous now.

According to the Brookings Institute, Utah has become the bastion of the middle class.

To combat terrorism, a federal pilot program is reach out to Somali youth in Minnesota.

A poll suggests that Australians, Canadians, New Zealanders, and Brits support EU-style free movement. Hey, can we get in on this?

Neil Strauss, known for designing “The Game” (of the seducing ladies sort), has repented and settled down. As with Tucker Max, the whole phase may have something to do with his mother.

Mental Floss looks at the relative value of $100 in each state. Also, the richest town in each state.

An Australia man is growing too many potatoes.

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5 Responses to Linkluster CDLIX

  1. Oscar Gordon says:

    For profit foster homes? Right up there with for profit police & prisons.

  2. trumwill says:

    Yeah, it kind of contains the same elements.

  3. Michael Drew says:

    Yeah, if the 12th Amendment route would fly in that scenario, then the GOP should just go ahead and do it all the time that they lose elections the normal way. It wouldn’t.

    Here’s where I think they could consider it: if Trump were to come out of election night with more EVs than Clinton, but the ex-GOP resistance had laid the groundwork as laid out in the article (so there was the alternative EV-getter). In that case, a partisan-polarized country that cares most about what party holds the WH over specifically who holds it wouldn’t see it as an election being stolen from a party that won fair and square (though they wouldn’t have without the EC majority). Essentially, the GOP Congress could switch out Trump for a non-Trump

    I think the public would get behind he idea that Trump Is Different, and if otherwise he would be the president, then this would be a legitimate move. But if Clinton were coming in with more EVs (hence the Will OF The People, though the GOP Congress would dispute that), it would be seen as replacing a non-Trump with a preferred non-Trump, which I don’t think would be viewed differently than if the GOP just started doing this in elections because the could seize the WH so long as the CoDels stayed +25 GOP majority. …Which, again, they could do, but don’t because of reasons.

    The issue would be, if they ran the guys necessary to stop an EC majority, which they’d (obviously) have to do before knowing the election outcome, would/could they resist electing a Republicab president over and above a Hillary Clinton who received a plurality of EVs?

  4. Kazzy says:

    “The debates require candidates to be on enough ballots to win a majority vote in the Electoral College…”

    Who requires that?

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